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Congrats to Jessica Dewhurst!

Posted on 01 July 2022

We congratulate Jessica Dewhurst who was recently appointed by the Africa PLT as the Edmund Rice International (ERI) Africa Advocacy Coordinator. She will be coordinating and supporting all advocacy groups and organisations in the ERI and ER network within the African Continent, while continuing to run The Justice Desk as its CEO. The Justice Desk is a Human Rights non-profit organisation, inspired by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, which works in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Justice Desk’s mission is to empower ordinary people to understand and defend their Human Rights - so that they can transform society and create a more just and equal world.

‘I am incredibly passionate about ensuring that there are safe spaces for African advocacy groups across the continent to come together, share, mentor, learn from and support one another in this vitally important work. I look forward to being of service to the many organisations across the continent who are a part of this
network!’ -Jessica Dewhurst